Comcast blowing up CN8

Ron Bello
Fri Jun 30 23:19:04 EDT 2006

NECN is a partnership between Comcast and the Hearst Corporation
so it would take both to make major changes.

At 10:00 PM 6/30/2006, Sean Smyth wrote:
>What does this mean for NECN? Perhaps channel space for a
>Comcast Sports Net New England some day down the road?
> >From part of an Associated Press story:
>"Comcast Corp. is expected to unveil in September a revamped
>24-hour cable news, entertainment and sports channel for the
>Northeast that focuses on regional coverage rather than local
>CN8, The Comcast Network, has been restructuring its lineup of
>shows to appeal to a broader audience, replacing programs seen
>only in specific markets with shows broadcast throughout the
>region, officials said.
>'Now our lineup will be consistent wherever we air,' Comcast
>Eastern Division spokeswoman Beth Bacha said.
>About 46 jobs will be cut as a result of two programs being
>dropped ä a Philadelphia newscast and a program about New
>England issues and politics called ààNitebeat.áá Staff from
>'Sports Pulse,' which is also being cut, will be reassigned to
>another sports program."

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